Spring Dor Beetle

Spring Dor Beetle Facts

Size 0.5-0.8 in (12-20 mm)
Speed Unknown
Weight Unknown
Lifespan 2-3 years
Food Dung
Predators Birds, snakes
Habitat Europe
Order Beetles
Suborder Polyphaga
Family Earth-boring dung beetles
Scientific name Geotrupes vernalis
Characteristics Looks after its young

Main Characteristics

Spring Dor Beetles in All Colors

Spring dor beetles boast a metallic shimmer, either blue, green or blue-black. You can even find dark purple spring dor beetles on North Sea islands. They have their own name in these region: geotrupes vernalis insularis. “Insula” is Latin for “island”.

Spring Dor Beetle Facts Spring Dor Beetle Facts - Photo: Florian Andronache/Shutterstock

It’s spring, I’m here!

The spring dor beetle got its name because offspring emerge in May.

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Spring Dor Beetle Facts Spring Dor Beetle Facts - Photo: PeterVrabel/Shutterstock

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